Fronted by Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa during the plenary session, legislators reported that Namuganza had recently described her counterpart Aidah Nantaba, the state minister for Information and Communication Technology as a prostitute.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Ministry of Agriculture to address the problem of ticks in cattle once and for all. Twenty-seven districts in Central, Western and Southern Uganda are affected by resistant ticks.
Section 167 of the Penal Code Act criminalises wandering persons, those gambling for cash or prostituting as being idle and disorderly. If convicted by court, they, if prostitutes or involved in soliciting for immoral purpose, face a maximum seven years imprisonment while other aspects of the offence attract three months in jail or 3,000 Shillings in fine or both.
The controversy surrounding the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala has taken yet another twist, with police refusing to evict businessman Drake Lubega, currently occupying the building. Muhangi and Lubega have been in court since 2008 over ownership of Plots 50-52 on Nakivubo Road which houses Qualicel Bus Terminal measuring approximately 0.57 hectares, formerly Baganda Bus Park.
Businessmen in Kabarole and the neighbouring districts are considering setting up small scale industries after delays by the Uganda Investment Authority UIA to construct an industrial park. The businessmen through their association have secured 70 acres of land at Butebe, three kilometres outside Fort Portal town, where small scale businesses such as bakeries, metal fabrication, tailoring, textile, rice mils, soap making and garments and juice processing will be established.
While delivering her communication to the House today after a two-week recess, Kadaga listed three bills that have stalled saying they should be cleared this year. Among the bills is the controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill which in its various repetitions has been waiting for parliamentary approval for almost 50 years. With only a mention of the bill by Kadaga, MPs responded with a lot of excitement halting the Speakers communication for minutes.
Enock Kazooba, the Rubaya Sub county LC III Chairperson, says they are currently operating in a dilapidated building that was built in 1949. He says the new building was taken over by Lyakarimira town council.
Leila Pakkala, the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa in a statement today notes that more than one million children have been forced from their homes in South Sudan, often amid horrific violence. He says Uganda receives refugee children on daily basis.
The Spokesman for UN High Commission for Refugees in Kampala, Rocco Nuri is optimistic that the high-level Refugees summit to be attended by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres will raise the needed money.
Opening the 3rd Kampala Private Equity Conference in Kampala today, Anite says on a daily basis she meets potential investors in her office being fronted by Ugandans bent on getting kickbacks, locally known as enjawulo.
George Mutabaazi, the Lwengo LC V Chairman says they have launched an operation dubbed Operation Good Quality Coffee around the region to ensure farmers comply with the set standards. He says they will arrest all farmers involved in harvesting raw coffee beans.
Ntoroko district Fisheries Officer Bosco Baguma says that their operations suffered a setback since the suspension of the units. He explains that their collections have declined from 200 Million to 100 million Shillings every month.
Moses Mugume, a football fan who turned up to witness the trials at Kakyeka stadium, says the promotion of the club to the premier league means a lot for the people of Mbarara and the entire Western region.
Uganda Radio Network has learnt that two weeks ago over 100 prisoners were moved from Luzira Maximum Prison in Kampala to prison facilities in Eastern Uganda to decongest the countrys main prison. However, Uganda Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine says the exercise affects all prison facilities across the country. The number of prisoners has increased from 40,500 in 2014 to over 55,000 today.